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In the forests near the southern Sumatran village of Krui, 48-year-old Marhana climbs up the trees to harvest damar, a resin used in paints and varnishes. These damar trees are part of something called an "agroforest," which experts see as a way to prevent deforestation and conversion of forests into palm oil plantations. Julia Simon for NPR hide caption

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Could This Tree Be An Eco-Friendly Way To Wean Indonesian Farmers Off Palm Oil?

Palm oil plantations have led to widespread deforestation in Indonesia. But now some farmers are turning to a different crop — damar, a kind of anti-palm oil, grown in forest-based farms.

In this photo taken Thursday, flames and smoke billow from a fire on a target in Ras al-Ayn, Syria. This is the result of shelling by Turkish forces, the same day Turkey and the U.S. were negotiating a cease-fire agreement. Cavit Ozgul/AP hide caption

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Kurdish General Slams U.S.-Syria Policy; Gen. Petraeus Calls Withdrawal 'A Betrayal'

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In the forests near the southern Sumatran village of Krui, 48-year-old Marhana climbs up the trees to harvest damar, a resin used in paints and varnishes. These damar trees are part of something called an "agroforest," which experts see as a way to prevent deforestation and conversion of forests into palm oil plantations. Julia Simon for NPR hide caption

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Could This Tree Be An Eco-Friendly Way To Wean Indonesian Farmers Off Palm Oil?

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Summer Walker's debut album, Over It, is a sensation. ro.lexx/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Summer Walker's 'Over It' Is Worthy Of The Buzz

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